Brendan Coyle

Brendan Coyle

Brendan Coyle  British Actor


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Brendan Coyle is a 52 year old British Actor. Born David Coyle on 2nd December, 1963 in Corby, Northamptonshire, England, UK, he is famous for Starlings, Downton Abbey in a career that spans 1992-present. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

Brendan Coyle has been in 2 on-screen matchups, including Joanne Froggatt in Downton Abbey (2010) and Maria Doyle Kennedy in Downton Abbey (2010).

Brendan Coyle is a member of the following lists: 21st-century English male actors, 20th-century English male actors and English male stage actors.


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First Name Brendan
Last Name Coyle
Full Name at Birth David Coyle
Age 52 years
Birthday 2nd December, 1963
Birthplace Corby, Northamptonshire, England, UK
Height 6' 2" (188 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Ethnicity White
Nationality British
University Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Starlings, Downton Abbey
Year(s) Active 1992-present
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling) Curtis Brown Group Ltd., The Schiff Company, Llc
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Brendan Coyle (born 2 December 1963) is an English actor who played Nicholas Higgins in the miniseries North & South, Robert Timmins in the first three series of Lark Rise to Candleford, and John Bates, the valet, in Downton Abbey. The last role earned him a nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and a BAFTA nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

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Me Before You2016Bernard ClarkMovie
The Rising: 19162016Augustine BirrellMovie
12 Monkeys2015Dr. Benjamin KalmanTV Show
Spotless2015Nelson ClayTV Show
Noble2014Gerry ShawMovie
The Tea Break2014BobMovie
Text Santa 20142014John Bates (segment "Downton Abbey")TV Movie
Common Ground2013DCI CockburnMovie
The Raven2012ReaganMovie
Starlings2012TerryTV Show
North & South: Deleted Scenes2011Nicholas Higgins (uncredited)Movie
Downton Abbey2010John BatesTV Show
Perrier's Bounty2009JeromeMovie
Lark Rise to Candleford2008Robert TimminsTV Show
Murdoch Mysteries2008RankinTV Show
The Mark of Cain2007Davey GulliverMovie
Damage2007Aidan CahillTV Movie
The Good Samaritan2007Lewis FarrellTV Movie
Wedding Belles2007Father HenryTV Movie
True Dare Kiss2007Kaz SweeneyTV Show
Inspector George Gently2007Patrick DonovanTV Show
Alice in the City2007Mr. SinclairMovie
Offside2006Duncan MillerMovie
Perfect Parents2006EdTV Movie
Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act2006DCS MitchellTV Movie
Soundproof2006DI Dave CoxTV Movie
The Commander: Blacklight2006Carl DirkwoodTV Movie
The Jacket2005DamonMovie
Jericho2005ChristieTV Show
The Ghost Squad2005Sergeant Ralph AllanTV Show
Allegiance2005Michael CollinsMovie
Amnesia2004D.C. Ian ReidTV Movie
North & South2004Nicholas HigginsTV Show
Omagh2004Detective Sergeant John WhiteTV Movie
Shameless2004Father PolishTV Show
Blue Murder2003Derek JowellTV Show
Single2003Paul BartonTV Show
Rockface2002Douglas McLanaghanTV Show
Conspiracy2001SS Maj.Gen. Heinrich MüllerTV Movie
Rebel Heart2001Michael CollinsTV Show
The Bombmaker2001George McEvoyTV Movie
The Inspector Lynley Mysteries2001Richard TeyTV Show
Mapmaker2001Robert BatesMovie
McCready and Daughter2001Donal McCreadyTV Show
Paths to Freedom2000Jeremy FitzgeraldTV Show
Waking the Dead2000Martin CorganTV Show
McCready and Daughter2000Donal McCreadyTV Movie
I Could Read the Sky1999FrancieMovie
The General1998UVF LeaderMovie
Happy Birthday to Me1998Short Film
Soft Sand, Blue Sea1998GerryMovie
Tomorrow Never Dies1997Leading Seaman - HMS BedfordMovie
The Last Bus Home1997Steve BurkettMovie
The Cull1997Movie
Silent Witness1996Liam SlatteryTV Show
The Glass Virgin1995Manuel MendozaTV Show
Dangerfield1995David WalshTV Show
Thief Takers1995D.I Bob 'Bingo' TateTV Show
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Posted commentsView all comments (7)

Emily RiehlMar 13, 2012

Looks and acts like the priest at my church. Joined Netflix to see more of him in an effort to compare the two further. Mannerisms are identical! (Wished that I could have Brendan as a son-in-law!)

geoffAug 18, 2011

met at matlock i am a veteran soldier on starling with u and lesley hounered to have met u

jackie ashJul 8, 2011

brilliant actor drop dead gorgeous cant wait for dowton abbey to return cant stop looking at him!!!!

Lene K.B. (Denmark)Mar 20, 2011

Just have to say that I think you're playing an amazing Mr. Bates in Downton Abbey - which is being shown on Danish TV at the moment. You're good!

toi gJan 17, 2011

i loved u in downton abbey as mr bates and the almost love scence with u and anna i hope their i a second part of the show to see if mr bates and anna will have a great love connection and if lady mary will find some one too. cant wait

richard "harry" boyceJan 25, 2010

i was a supporting artist on the first lark rise to cndleford and it was an honour to see so many professonals like brendan at work

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